Stellantis and Chrysler are sending the 300 sedans to the chopping block, ending many years of the sedan’s reign. However, the long-lived 300 had a couple of volcanic models to complement the rank-and-file Chrysler sedans of nearly two decades. For instance, the Chrysler 300 SRT8 is an SRT product to rival some of the wildest naturally aspirated Dodge Chargers. However, is the SRT8 a worthy Mopar, or is the Chrysler 300 SRT model better left in the past?

Does the Chrysler 300 come in SRT?

The Chrysler 300 SRT8 is an SRT model with V8 power and Mopar muscle credentials. Moreover, the SRT8 had two generations, the LX and LD. The LX generation SRT8 first rolled off the assembly line in 2005 and didn’t bow out to the LD-generation car until 2010. Further, the Chrysler 300 SRT models from the LX lineup packed beastly 6.1L Hemi V8s.

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2006 Chrysler 300 SRT8 | Stellantis

While that might not seem like much compared to the 6.4L and supercharged 6.2L mills of modern Mopars, it was still a 425-horsepower option in a sensible Chrysler sedan. However, newer LD-generation Chrysler 300 SRT8s packed 470-horsepower 6.4L V8s like the SRT 392 and Scat Pack trims of the Dodge Charger. Even better, Chrysler is sending off the model with another 300C, a 485-horsepower limited edition with its own badge.

How much does a 300 SRT cost?

Depending on the model year and generation, a Chrysler 300 SRT model like the SRT8 could be a performance bargain. With the earlier models and their 6.1L V8s, the prices are lower. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) says that a used 2005 Chrysler 300 SRT8 with average mileage has a fair purchase price of about $7,360. Of course, “average mileage” refers to 151,077 miles. If you want to snag a 2010 model year with just 50,000 miles, you might have to part with around $23,387. 

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A Chrysler 300 shows off its badges | Stellantis

Moreover, a newer model from the LD generation is even more expensive. KBB says a 470-horsepower 2014 model with 50,000 miles has a fair purchase price of $34,213, about as much as a brand new base model 2023 Chrysler 300 Touring. However, the new fire-breathing 300C starts at $56,595, but it’s limited to just 2,000 copies. Good luck snagging one.

Is the Chrysler 300 SRT supercharged?

Unfortunately for Chrysler 300 fans, it didn’t get the SRT supercharger treatment. Instead, the most ferocious iteration of the modern sedan lives and dies with the 2023 Chrysler 300C and its naturally aspirated 485-horsepower 6.4L V8. It’s the same mill that the most powerful naturally aspirated Dodge Charger, the R/T Scat Pack, uses. Of course, muscle sedan fans can get their fix with the 470-horsepower LD-generation Chrysler 300 SRT8.

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2014 Chrysler 300 SRT8 | Stellantis

Is there a Hellcat Chrysler 300?

Due to the lack of a supercharged 6.2L V8, there isn’t a Hellcat iteration of the Chrysler 300. Instead, most newer 300 sedans pack the 3.6L Pentastar V6 or the optional 5.7L Hemi V8 at the S trim. That’s not a bad thing; the V6 models offer optional all-wheel drive (AWD), a feature that turns the Chrysler model into a winter-ready ride.

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